Wreckage from Fatal Boat Fire Taken to Naval Base Ventura County

The burned hull of the Conception is brought to the surface by a salvage team, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, off Santa Cruz Island, California, in the Santa Barbara Channel in Southern California. The vessel burned and sank on Sept. 2, taking the lives of 34 people aboard. Five survived. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via AP)
The burned hull of the Conception is brought to the surface by a salvage team, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, off Santa Cruz Island, California, in the Santa Barbara Channel in Southern California. The vessel burned and sank on Sept. 2, taking the lives of 34 people aboard. Five survived. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The burned-out wreckage of a boat where 34 people died in a fire has been transported to a naval base in Southern California for further investigation.

Ship-tracking website marinetraffic.com shows the barge that transported the Conception in Port Hueneme, a naval base more than 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

The Coast Guard would not confirm the location and authorities have only said the vessel would be taken to a secure area as multiple agencies investigate the deadly fire's cause. A criminal investigation is also looking whether the captain or crew were negligent in the deaths of the others.

Five of six crew members survived the Sept. 2 fire, while 33 passengers and a deckhand died of smoke inhalation as they were trapped below deck.

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